Electric Hip Attack a Success

July 19th, 2010

Will Jackways. Credit Pablo Azocar

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (July 17, 2010)  Snowboarders and Freeskiers converged on Snow Park NZ today for the annual Electric Hip Attack.

The ‘Jam’ style format allowed both skiers and snowboarders to display style and amplitude in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Canadian Dave Schmidt-Rodrugues was crowned number one male snowboarder of the day, while   Snow Park’s own Abby Lockhart dominated the women’s snowboard division.  Mark Von Roy proved his worth becoming the men’s freeski champion for the second year in a row and Wanaka’s Tori Beattie secured top spot against the Female skiers. All winners walked away with an Electric Prize Pack and $500 cash each.

“The Hip attack was a really fun event and I’m stoked to win it again,” said Von Roy who is also a Snow Park NZ team rider. “I really like the jam format and being able to ski alongside the snowboarders. It inspires you to try something different.”

The juniors didn’t disappoint with new Snow Park NZ Team rider Seamus O’Connor taking out first place in the boys and Wanaka’s Zoi Synnott in the girls.

Electric team rider Will Jackways, of Wanaka, wowed the crowd taking out the snowboard biggest air, while German Adrian Gaiser took out the freeski biggest air.

Wanaka’s Byron Wells and Queenstown’s Mahi Mains boasted the best trick on the day in Freeski and Snowboarding divisions respectively.

The free-to-enter jam style competition was open to both freeskiers and snowboarders of all ages and skill levels. Riders were judged on style, amplitude and consistency.

Credit Chris Dinham

1st MALE BOARD – Dave Schmidt-Rodriguez
1st FEMALE BOARD – Abby Lockhart
1st MALE SKI – Mark Von Roy
1st FEMALE SKI – Victoria Beattie
1st MALE GROM BOARD – Seamus O’Connor
1st FEMALE GROM BOARD – Zoi Synnott
1st MALE GROM SKI – Gracin Meyer-Budge
1st FEMALE GROM SKI – Phoebe James
SKI BEST TRICK – Byron Wells
SKI BIGGEST AIR – Adrian Gaiser
BOARD BEST TRICK – Mahi Mains
BOARD BIGGEST AIR – Will Jackways (pictured)

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